One robbery thwarted, armed men flee another in Anne Arundel Co.

Two clerks at a Glen Burnie convenience store thwarted a robbery early Monday by locking the suspects out of store. But armed men held up another store in Brooklyn Park Saturday.

Four men, apparently frustrated with the lock-out, began brawling in the parking lot of the Royal Farms Store at in the 200 block of Oak Manor Drive. Police, who arrived at 3:48 a.m., arrested Joseph A. Brown, 25, of Madison Street, Annapolis; Joshua D. Carey, 20, of Waterford Road, Pasadena; Lorenzo C. Martin, 26, of Pondswood Road, Annapolis; and Gregory A. Wells, 25, of Oaklawn Avenue in Annapolis. They await bail review hearings on charges of robbery, theft, assault, disorderly conduct and destruction of property.

A clerk told police one of those men had pulled him across the counter so that the others could enter the store. During the ensuing confrontation, the clerk forced the intruder outside and immediately locked the doors. The four men, who had arrived together in the same vehicle, started fighting among themselves, police said.

Armed thieves did manage to rob a 7-Eleven store in Brooklyn Park early Saturday. Two masked men, one with a handgun and the other carrying a shotgun, fled the store in the 5600 block of Ritchie Highway shortly before 5 a.m. with cash from the register and cigarettes. A short time later, two men with similar weapons and masks robbed another convenience store in southwestern Baltimore City.

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